Friday, July 10, 2009

In Celebration of 100 Years

Most of you who are long-time readers will remember that I am a Girl Scout Leader, and I'm about to start my 9th year as an adult volunteer. I have spent quite a few years devoted to helping the young women of my area become proud, strong women of tomorrow, and I've been grateful for the opportunity to do it.

The Girl Scouts of the USA was founded in 1912, and that means we're getting very close to celebrating our centennial anniversary. The Girl Scout Advocacy Network is trying to drum up support for a bill introduced to the get the US Mint to release a special $1 commemorative coin.

If you are so inclined, please follow this link, and ask your local officials to help get this bill passed.

We will need 290 House co-sponsors, and 67 in the Senate. Congress only approves 2 coins a year, and things need to happen quickly if we are to meet the 2012 deadline. If you care about a Girl Scout, please help. Thank you.

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ccw said...

Further proof that I am a bad GS, I had no idea. A very good cause for a wonderful organization.

KLee said...

It's a relatively recent thing. I just heard about it about a week ago, and thought it was worth passing along.